Mini Meals: Edie’s School Lunch


Everyday I pack Edith’s lunch for school. To be honest, in the beginning of the year, I thought this was going to be a huge pain in the butt. But now that the year is almost over I can look back and say I actually enjoyed it. I tried to be fancy with bento supplies but Edie didn’t like my flower shaped cheese or star shaped ham. Great, less work for me! To make it simple, I just pack leftovers from her dinner the night before and add one or two things I have on hand in the fridge. She mostly eats all of her lunch everyday (dinner, on the other hand, is another story). I thought it would be fun to share last week’s meals because I’m always looking for new food ideas for my toddler!


From Top left: blueberries, glazed carrots, pita w/ edamame hummus, avocado, roasted chicken


From top left: penne pasta, grapes, roasted brussel sprouts with bacon, kiwi, sweet peas


From top left: raw carrots, mango, sunflower butter & jelly sandwich, golden raspberries


From top left: cheese quesadilla, raspberries, rice, black beans, raw carrots


From top left: salami, strawberries, mixed veggies, spinach tortellini with marinara

Life / Motherhood

Mother’s Day


Yesterday I woke up to breakfast in bed, the sweetest cards, and tons of baby kisses. Then we headed into Manhattan where Aaron had arranged for me to sneak away for a manicure. Afterwards, we played at Washington Square Park and had a small picnic of Mamoun’s falafel (which is pretty much the best thing ever). I hope everyone celebrating got a little extra sleep and a few moments where they felt extra appreciated and loved. Being a mama is hard work!

Here are a few pictures from my Mother’s Day:



lately she has been stopping and asking me “take my picture here mama”. she is too much!


stealing my food, and my heart.




seriously the best falafel sandwich i’ve ever had!



this one was in a bad mood ALL day, everything was a fight but how cute does she look mad?



Have a great weekend!



Tonight I’m heading out for my weekly girls “date night” dinner in the city at this new restaurant. I haven’t been filled in on Mother’s Day plans but I’m hoping it involves a little extra sleep and a cup of coffee that I don’t have to reheat three times. Here are few things that caught my eye this week:

My favorite tee is on sale.

They said this look stole the spotlight and I couldn’t agree more.

Couldn’t possibly be more excited for the launch of this new shop.

Picked up this card for a close friend.

Run, don’t walk, to the release of Rylee and Cru’s new line.

This amazing artist found on Diana’s blog.

And incase you missed it, Lilah’s first birthday made it on 100Layercake! It’s hands down one of my favorite sites so I am super excited.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Design & Style / Life

Lilah’s 1st Birthday


I am so excited to finally be able to share the pictures from Lilah’s first birthday! I loved every minute of planning her party. Picking a theme was easy because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love donuts. My second step was contacting the girls at Yeti & The Beast to help me design the invitations. I wanted them to be something fun, unique, and enjoyable for my guests to open. Lastly, I knew I had to have Nicki Sebastian capture every last detail. Nicki photographed us for our holiday cards last year and working with her is so effortless and fun. She even helped set up some flowers for me last minute because everything takes longer than you think, especially with two kids running around.

I am so honored that 100LayerCakelet featured her pictures yesterday. Here are a few of my favorites including some that they didn’t share:

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That face, gets me every time 🙂


Sunday at the Park


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New York, everything I’ve said about you in January, February, March, and heck, most of April I officially take back.  As of Sunday we have had perfect weather and are so happy to take advantage of spending all day outside again. There is no better way to start the day than coffee and bagels in the park.

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Lilah hasn’t started walking yet. We have seen her take a couple of steps here or there on her own but she will walk all over the city holding our finger or pushing around her toys. She gets so frustrated that I’m hoping she gets the hang of it soon (though I’m sure I’ll regret saying that at some point).

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My first ice cream cone of the season, which will most definitely not be the last. And I will take pictures of these beautiful blossoms everyday until they’re gone so I have a million to look at next winter while I’m cursing this city and asking myself why on earth I live here.